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Watch Marc Maron on enjoying life’s three pleasures

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Over the years as he worked hard to make it as a stand-up comedian, battled with dependency issues, struggled with recovery issues, strived to form lasting relationships and launched a successful podcast out of his garage, Marc Maron has figured out what he likes in life. It’s only three things and they aren’t going to change even though he is now on the brink of launching his television career when “Maron” premieres on IFC on Friday, May 3 at 10/9c. There are three things (not including his cats, of course) that Marc considers life’s greatest pleasures. He loves them all and he doesn’t really care what order they come in, he loves all their permutations. What are they? Well, two are edible, but we’ll let him tell you.

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The 10 Most Metal Pop Culture Cameos

Glenn Danzig drops by Portlandia tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Glenn Danzig rocks harder than granite. In his 60 years, he’s mastered punk with The Misfits, slayed metal with the eponymous Danzig, and generally melted faces with the force of his voice. And thanks to Fred and Carrie, he’s now stopping by tonight’s brand new Portlandia so we can finally get to see what “Evil Elvis” is like when he hits the beach. To celebrate his appearance, we put together our favorite metal moments from pop culture, from the sublime to the absurd.

10. Cannibal Corpse meets Ace Ventura

Back in the ’90s,  Cannibal Corpse was just a small time band from Upstate New York, plying their death metal wares wherever they could find a crowd, when a call from Jim Carry transformed their lives. Turns out the actor was a fan, and wanted them for a cameo in his new movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The band had a European tour coming up, and were wary of being made fun of, so they turned it down. Thankfully, the rubber-faced In Living Color vet wouldn’t take no for an answer, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of fans, just the right ones.


9. AC/DC in Private Parts

Howard Stern’s autobiographical film, based on his book of the same name, followed his rise in the world of radio and pop culture. For a man surrounded by naked ladies and adoring fans, it’s hard to track the exact moment he made it. But rocking out with AC/DC in the middle of Central Park, as throngs of fans clamor to get a piece of you, seems like it comes pretty close. You can actually see Stern go from hit host to radio god in this clip, as “You Shook Me All Night Long” blasts in the background.


8. Judas Priest meets The Simpsons

When you want to blast a bunch of peace-loving hippies out on their asses, you’re going to need some death metal. At least, that’s what the folks at The Simpsons thought when they set up this cameo from the metal gods. Unfortunately, thanks to a hearty online backlash, the writers of the classic series were soon informed that Judas Priest, while many things, are not in fact “death metal.” This led to the most Simpson-esque apology ever. Rock on, Bartman. Rock on.


7. Anthrax on Married…With Children

What do you get when Married…with Children spoofs My Dinner With Andre, substituting the erudite playwrights for a band so metal they piss rust? Well, for starters, a lot of headbanging, property destruction and blown eardrums. And much like everything else in life, Al seems to have missed the fun.


6. Motorhead rocks out on The Young Ones

The Young Ones didn’t just premiere on BBC2 in 1982 — it kicked the doors down to a new way of doing comedy. A full-on assault on the staid state of sitcoms, the show brought a punk rock vibe to the tired format, and in the process helped jumpstart a comedy revolution. For instance, where an old sitcom would just cut from one scene to the next, The Young Ones choose to have Lemmy and his crew deliver a raw version of “Ace of Spades.” The general attitude seemed to be, you don’t like this? Well, then F— you!


5. Red and Kitty Meet Kiss on That ’70s Show

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Long before they were banished to playing arena football games, Kiss was the hottest ticket in rock. The gang from That ’70s Show got to live out every ’70s teen’s dream when they were set loose backstage at a Kiss concert, taking full advantage of groupies, ganja and hard rock.


4. Ronnie James Dio in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (NSFW, people!)

What does a young boy do when he was born to rock, and the world won’t let him? What tight compadre does he pray to for guidance and some sweet licks? If you’re a young Jables, half of “the world’s most awesome band,” you bow your head to Ronnie James Dio, aka the guy who freaking taught the world how to do the “Metal Horns.” Never before has a rock god been so literal than in this clip that turns it up to eleven.


3. Ozzy Osbourne in Trick or Treat

It’s hard to tell if Ozzy was trying his hardest here, or just didn’t give a flying f–k. What is clear is that, either way, it doesn’t really matter. Ozzy’s approach to acting seems to lean more heavily on Jack Daniels than sense memory, and yet seeing the slurry English rocker play a sex-obsessed televangelist is so ridiculous, he gets a free pass. Taking part in the cult horror Trick or Treat, Ozzy proves that he makes things better just by showing up. Because that’s exactly what he did here. Showed up. And it rocks.


2. Glenn Danzig on Portlandia

Danzig seems to be coming out of a self imposed exile these days. He just signed with a record company, and his appearance on Portlandia is reminding everyone how kick ass he truly is. Who else but “The Other Man in Black” could help Portland’s resident goths figure out what to wear to the beach? Carrie Brownstein called Danzig “amazing,” and he called Fred “a genius,” so this was a rare love fest for the progenitor of horror punk.


1. Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World

It’s surprising, sure, but for a scene that contains no music whatsoever, it’s probably the most famous metal moment in the history of film. When Alice Cooper informed Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee is actually pronounced “Milly-way-kay” back in 1992, he created one of the most famous scenes in comedy history. What’s more metal than that? Much like Wayne and Garth, we truly are not worthy.

Contest: WTF Would Marc Maron Say?

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Do you do a great Marc Maron impersonation? Have you listened to every episode of WTF and think you know how Marc would respond to any situation? Do you think you know WTF Marc Maron would say? Then do we have a contest for you.

Each week, we will share some newsworthy topic and we’ll ask fans following @MaronIFC to tweet us what they think Marc would say about the topic, tagging their response with #WTFWMS. Then we will pick our favorites, turning the best tweets/ comments into beautiful pictures for the “Maron” Facebook page and each week someone will win and at the end of the seaon of “Maron” one person will win big. All for guessing what Marc Maron would say. Not bad, right?

Prizing: One grand prize winner will win travel (for two) and (airfare and hotel for two) to meet Marc Marons and watch one of his standup shows in a major city (TBD by his schedule/winner’s preference). The grand prize winner will be announced prior to the last episode of the series (6/28). Weekly winners (up to 10 per week) will be announced each Friday and will be rewarded with a copy of Marc’s book.

READ THE RULES HERE and follow along on Twitter@IFC to participate.

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Watch “Maron in Space” with James Adomian as Marc Maron

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Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, a comedian and podcaster takes the helm of a spaceship to boldly go where no man has gone before –- into the mind of Marc Maron.

Have you ever wondered what Marc Maron would be like as the leader of the Starship Enterprise? Well comedian James Adomian has. “Marc Maron has such a hilariously comedic voice that I figured if I was going to do an impression of him, the only way to really get inside his head was to put him in outer space” said Adomian. Now Adomian is sharing his hilarious vision and uncanny impersonation with IFC in a new series produced by Funny or Die, called “Maron in Space” Our new five-part webseries stars James Adomian playing Marc Maron as the captain of the Starship Maroner, which, of course, is a ship shaped like a giant microphone. What else would Captain Maron command? In the series, Adomian as Maron commands his crew (and cats) through space while mapping uncharted planets and coming under attack from enemy ship, “The Hive.” The last webisode builds to the ultimate face off with his evil counterpart, played by a mystery guest who fans of WTF will want to see.

All five webisodes of “Maron In Space” are available right here. The webseries is created and written by Adomian and comedian John Roy and directed by Chris VanArtsdalen and Jefferson Dutton, two of the players in the comedy group, The Birthday Boys, whose own sketch series will premiere on IFC later this year.

As you probably guessed, we think “Maron In Space” is the perfect lead up to the debut of “Maron,” our new scripted comedy based on the life of Marc Maron, which premiers on Friday, May 3 at 10 pm ET/PT.

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